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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.2.0 (beta-rc1) now available
- From: Roger Ivie <rivie@...>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:44:33 -0700 (PDT)
On Mon, 13 Jun 2011, Lorenzo Donati wrote:
If the start character must be something unused in Lua, there are few
alternatives among ASCII: #, $, |, &, ?, !, `.
Probably the best bets are # and $, since the other may better serve as
operators in Lua 9.5 :-P :-)
I'd just like to point out here that $ is traditionally used in system
symbol names under VMS. I've already been tempted to tweak my personal
copy of Lua to allow it so that I can easily grind through a system header
file and make a table that maps symbol names to numbers.